-=- Candidates in the Constituencies. Renewed Disturbances at Fishguard. Mr. Samson's Meeting Broken Up. Further disturbances characterised a meet- ing held in the Temperance Hall, Fishguard, on Friday night in support of the candidature in the Conservative interests of Mr Marlay Samson. It had generally been anticipated that the proceedings would be of an orderly character, and this supposition was borne out by the quietute and patience which prevailed whilst awaiting the advent of the candidate, who had been delayed at another meeting. The surmise proved, however to be illusive, and, once an incentive had been provided, pandemonium broke out amongst the occu- pants of the rear of the hall, the gallery— which had been the scene of previous dis- turbances—having on this occasion been reserved for the use of ladies, who attended in strong force. Although the outbursts were on this occasion more spasmodic and inter- mittent than on that of the preced- ing week's meeting, they partook actually of a far more serious character, and at times assumed an undoubtedly grave aspect. Mr T G Bennett, J.P., presided, being sup- ported by the candidate, Mr J Llewellyn (Glam.), Capt. Titus Evans, Mr J C Yorke, J.P., Mr Yorke (junior), Mr G B Bowen, J.P., Mr David Rees, Mr D P Lewis, and two ladies. The Chairman, at the outset, appealed to the audience as a townsman to fellow-towns- men to accord the candidate a fair and im- partial hearing, adding that any questions which might be put would be answered to the best of the ability of the several speakers. The opening portion of the candidates' address was received in a perfectly orderly fashion, he being permitted without interruption to voice his appreciation at the fact that Councillor Evans, a well-known Radical, had that evening, at Henner, second- ed a vote of thanks to him, and also to quote from the Echo a statement that Alderman Williams had been good enough to speak of mm in a manner which he deeply appreciated. Having endorsed the Chairman's assurance as to the answering of questions, Mr Samson proceeded to remark that the object of all participating in an election was to endeavour to understand each other. He was promptly interrupted by an indi- vidual whom the audience dubbed Scottie," who, for a considerable period endeavoured to conduct the meeting upon his own lines from the opposite end of the hall. Thus incited, a section of the audience lost no time in revealing itself and,although there arose a few cries of Chuck him out," the bulk of the assembly under the gallery gave Way to cheers for Lloyd George and various other people unspecified, varied by interrup- tions, the precise drift of which was not ap- parent. Mr Samson invited the interruptor- who declared himself to be a plasterer-to come on the platform, but the invitation was declined, being afterwards reciprocated, Scottie ad- monishing the candidate to Come here, and I'll talk to you." Being further interruped. Mr Samson satiri- cally remarked, amidst laughter, You al- ways know the time when I want to breathe 1 m very much obliged to you. A reference to the Premier's proposals anent the House of Lords was greeted with the strains of Sospan Fach." The candidate endeavoured to proceed, but his remarke were drowned in ironical cheers and cries of Poor old Scottie." No sooner was he able to resume than he was admonished to Speak up," this being followed by cries of Order," and counter cries of Good Old Scottie." Dealing with the Budget his quotation from Lord Morley was greeted with some applause which was immediately drowned by hoot- ing. His next phrase elicited a brief but utterly unintelligible discourse from his persistent assailant, resulting in considerable uproar. The only phrases audible at the Press table Was^" Well, I call it Australian sausage,"and We'll have horse sausages." Mr Samson I'm very glad to join in the hope he has expressed (Uproar) Mr only wish is that he would go out now and get (daughter, followed by uproar, during wnich the candidate nonchalantly resumed resumed his seat). A semblance of order having been restored, he resumed, It is very evident to me-" (in- terruptions and cries of Order.") Scottie But Scottie's only speaking his mind. (Jeers) Joe Chamberlain never had a good fight until he got One up for the South African War (Cheers). I'll tell you more A*rarii anc* make you look where you are. We know what business is we aren't scav- engers. (Cries of' Chuck him out') But I tell you one thing more. General Roberts has told the truth, and we are going to stick to his truth. (Jeers). Mr Samson Now; I'll go back for a second innings, until he is ready again. (Ap- plause). He added that, after the amount of speak- ing which he had done during the week it was quite a pleasant change to sit down acd listen to another gentleman speaking so en- thusiastically (Prolongued hooting). Scottie: I have heard you CTT ^mson I think it is my innings now. ^Uproar) I think you ought to allow me, to have my innings. Scottie ? Why shouldn't I have the same. -(inaudible)-as what our old friend here ? Mr Samson: I don't know whether my friend is putting a question to me, but if he is— Scottie I know what I'm talking about. Mr Samson I'm very glad to hear it (Inter- uptions and uproar.) At this stage Scottie forced his way to the front of the hall, his progress being greeted with an amount of uproar which rendered it difficult to decide whether cheers or jeers predominated. It was generally assumed that he contemplated mounting the platform, but he apparently left the building by the stage door. His failure to appear on the platform evoked a perfect storm of hooting followed by general uproar. Order having been momentarily restored, the candidate remarked :—" I think mv friend who has gone out will be more comfortable outside in the cool than here. At this moment what appeared at first sight to be a free fight broke out at the rear of the hall. The majority of the audience in front faced round and mounted chairs in order to get a view of what was occurring whilst the Press were compelled to mount the platform, a point of vantage to which they had frequently to resort during the remainder of the proceedings. After about five minutes delay it transpired that nothing worse had occurred than some horseplay between the youths clustered under the gallery, and, the audience having been induced to resume their seats and to listen to an ineffectual attempt to raise the strains of "Sospan Fach," the proceedings were resumed. Mr Samson: We all agree that public meetings would be very dull things if we didn't occasionally have little cheerfal in- cidents like this and you don't know what a rest it is for me to sit down for five minutes and do nothing. t A female voice: We don't want you to sit own; we want to hear what you have got to say. (Cheers, jeers, laughter and uproar, gradually dwindling away to general con- versation). Mr Samson That lady's got good sense, .and she's got pluck. The female voice was again heard, but not intelligibly, being followed by mingled jeers .and applause. An attempt to sing Sospan Fach" ensued, but proved a failure, and the meeting again resigned itself to general con- b versation, which was ultimately broken into- by renewed jeers. Mr Samson: I'm sorry my voice—(interrup- tion and catcalls, followed by a minor dis- turbance at the rear, to which succeeded ironical cries of Order.") Henceforth a comparatively orderly hearing punctuated only by an occasional outburst of hoots. 1 Whilst he was dealing with the fiscal ques- tion, horseplay again arose at the rear or the building, the proceedings, as viewed from the platform, presenting the spectacle of a mix- ture riot.. Loud cries of Outside were raised, and deafening jeers were indulged in. Having exausted themselves the noisy ele- ment took a rest, after which if burst forth into a perfect pandemonium of howls, jeers, .and hoots, which gradually merged themsel- ves in the strains of John Brown." Takihg advantage of a momentary pause in the melodious proceedings, the candidate J:J stepped to the front of the platform and en- deavoured to continue his address, but the song burst forth again with renewed vigour. When finally he was able to insert a word edgeways, Mr Samson remarked, Well, I'm glad you haven't got a foreign-made piano to accompany you (Applause and ¡ Jeers). For some time he spoke amidst frequent interruptions, remarking that, from their own point of view they were very wise to try and drown his arguments, but ultimately another outburst took place at the rear of the hall bringing the proceedings once more to a standstill. A semblance of order having been restored, the candidate speaking with great difficulty amidst the din which still prevailed, said I am perfectly willing—(derisive clieers)-to try and do my best-(three cheers for Lloyd George)—to speak to the large. number of men who are interested in this problem, and who have done me the honour to come here tonight to listen to me but, if a certain num- ber of youths, who may not have votes, are determined to prevent by the loudness of their shouts my arguments being heard, I know perfectly well I cannot hope to compete against them (applause and hoots). If it is any satisfaction to them—I would not insult the Liberal party by suggesting that they are members of it-(jeers)-but: if it is any satis- faction to those young men at the end of the j, hall to prevent me putting the facts before j others, they must have -their way, because one man cannot prevail against a continual uproar (groans). Continuing, amidst general conversation on the part of his auditory, Mr Samson re- marked :—I must say that I think when we consider this problem of unemployment it is not wise to simply reject the example of Germany. It is many years ago since I was a Free Trader, as it was called- At this stage the general conversation, coupled with derisive laughter, became so pronounced as to completely drown the speaker's voice. Proceeding, he said that it had been after a great deal of consideration of the Colonial Conference report that he had come to hold the views which he now held (prolongued uproar). Mr Samson :—May I suggest—? (renewed uproar). I think I will finish now: I have said as much as it is possible to say. What I had hoped to do—(general interruptions)—was tc put before you those arguments that show Z, that Tariff Reform is a policy which would be beneficial to the interests of this country and would not in any way be a burden on the cost of the food of the working class. I had hoped, when I came here tonight, that I should be allowed to argue out those two questions—(cries of Go on," followed by an attempt to start a song)—but I am at the end of a very hard yveek, in which I have ad- dressed something like twelve or fourteen meetings. John Brown was here sung with enthusiasm. The candidate here interposed with, "It seems to me," but the remainder of his re- marks was cut short by a terrific uproar, in which the screams of women in the gallery mingled until drowned by the singing of Hen wlad fy nhadau." The song completed, the candidate pro- ceeded :—Now I say Good night to you, and I hope you will enjoy yourselves thoroughly (hear, hear and applause, follow- ed by the continuance of the song.) A PANIC. Suddenly, without the slightest warning, and without apparent motive, a most remark- able scene, imperilling the safety of the limbs, if not of the lives, of many present in the body of the hall, occurred. Just as the chairman, together with the candidate, his supporters, and the Press was leaving the platform, a wild rush was made by a number of young men diagonally across the hall, ploughing their way ruthlessly through the packed ranks of seated humanity of either sex and all ages that barred their path, upsetting chairs and people alike, and causing the greatest consternation. The occupants of seats near the front of the building rose immediately and, rushing to the t, stage, clambered hurriedly upon that structure, men helping women, and small boys (who were too young to under- stand the elements of politics and would have been better in bed) getting inextrically entangled in everybody's feet. The panic subsided as suddenly as it had arisen, giving way merely to the ordinary uproar which had preceded it. It had how- ever left its mark, for a considerable portion of the chairs in the front of the hall were lying overturned, that portion of the build- ing having emptied it across the stage. whilst the occupants at the rear appeared to be massed together. Most of those _who had mounted the plat- form left hurriedly by the stage door, whilst the juvenile element, having unwisely direc- ted attention to its own presence by giving audible expression to its political views, was quietly but firmly ejected by means of the scenic entrance. Meanwhile officials, Press, and a few ladies remained clustered on the platform surveying the remarkable spectacle presented by a densely-packed gallery of orderly ladies look- ing down upon a compact crowd of jeering youths clustered at the rear of an aJrea of overturned chairs. Suddenly a rotton egg struck with con- siderable force the exact centre of the upper portion of the proscenium, but fortunately the heignt was so great that practically no damage was done, although there was a sudden exodus from the centre of the stage towards the wings. No* further onslaught being, however, made, the occupants of the platform speedily mus- tered up courage and resumed their previous positions, a manoeuvre which resulted in one gentleman being struck in the chest with an orange, which fell at the feet of Mr J C Yorke, J.P,, who calmly placed it in his poc- ket. At intervals thenceforth pieces of orange peel were cast on to the platform, but without any noticeable damage to clothing, whilst the remnants of the audience resolutely de- clined to take their departure, even threats of cible ejection proving-unavailing. To add to the uproar a feminine voice emanating from the gallery commenced shrilly to denounce the conduct of the hostile element, yet so great was the prevalent din that it was quite impossible to gather with accuracy the precise nature of her caustic remarks. A start was made to extinguish the lights as a means of dispersing the crowd, but this was speedily abandoned as being preg- nant with grave danger both to life and to property. Another device resorted to was to sing the English National Anthem, but although occu- pants of the stage lined Up hatless, and rendered the refrain with as much gusto as they were capable of, they could scarcely hear their own voices, for with the first bar there broke forth from the crowd at the rear the worst pande- monium of hooting and jeering which has, in all probability, ever before been heard in that hall. The crowd was obviously, entirely out of hand-and the National Anthem was howled down During the whole of this period not a lady had stirred from the gallery. Whether they were interested in the unique spectacle, or whe- ther they were afraid to descend, it is impossi- ble to say, but there they remained, and no amount of shouting from the patform that the lamps were about to exinguished and that they had better leave exercised any appreciable effect. Ultimately stewards had to be sent up to persuasively clear the gallery, after which arguments were made use of which effectually emptied the body of the hall. STREET SCENES. Thanks chiefly to the foresight of Supt Rees Brinn—who had drafted eight additional con- stables into the town-the scenes witnessed in the streets were of by no means so grave a character as those in which the previous week's Conservative meeting had culminated. 0A11 the streets were well patrolled—the offi- cers generally going in couples—whilst a strong muster of the force was consentrated around the hall until the close of the proceedings, and on the Square and in High Street during the remainder of the evening. West-street was fairly packed with a dense crowd, which ultimately gravitated to The Square, where, for a considerable period it am- used itself by singing songs. High-street received considerable attention as the venue of the Tory headquarters, and, later in the evening when the leading lights of the Conservative party had departed,the principal thoroughfares of the town were paraded by an impromptu procession of young men imbued with an in-. tense love for vocal music.
TREVINE. Programmes for the eisteddfod to be held at the Trevine on St David's Day will be ready au. Saturday next, and may be had of the hon. sec., Miss Richards, Council School. Croesgoch.
I Liberal Demonstration at I Fishguard. An Appeal to Nationalists. Address by a Radical Cleric. An enthusiastic meeting in support of the candidature of Sir Owen Phillips was held in the Temperance Hall, Fishguard, on Friday night, practically every speaker being accord- ed an ovation, whilst persistent outbursts of cheering punctuated their respective address- es, the proceedings affording a strange con- trast to those which had occurred forty-eight hours earlier in the same building. The Rev D Phillips David presided, being supported by Sir Owen Philipps, the Rev J W Maurice (Dinas), the Rev J Hughes-Parry (Rector of Rudbaxton), Capt. T James, J.P. (Glanteg), Messrs E D Jones, J.P., 0 D Jones, D Gwion Thomas, Tom Jones, B G Llewhelin, David John, and D R Reynolds. The Chairman said they were met under very exciting conditions, the Lords having declared war against the Commons, the issue being neither Tariff Reform versus Free Trade, nor Home Rule versus Unionism, but the question as to who should be supreme The Lords wanted to consult the people concern- ing the Budget, yet could not be induced to discuss it. The conflict had long been in- evitable and the Liberals were glad that the Peers should have chosen their own ground, which could not have been better selected from the people's point of view. The first bullet had been fired that morning and the booming of the guns had not yet been silen- ced. He had every confidence in their cause and in their champion. Unless the obstacle to progress presented by the House of Lords were removed the people would lose political freedom and become slaves. The Budget was not a Socialistic one, but a social welfare one, which produced eighteen millions in order to alleviate the sufferings of the unemployed and of the aged. Sir Owen Philipps (who was loudly cheered on rising to speak) said his opponents ap- peared to have an attack of the German measles, and, despite the fact that for years they had been denouncing Liberal measures as Socialistic, had called in the aid of Mr Blatchford. The statement circulated by Sir George Armstrong to the effect that, between March 1908 and March 1909 Krupp's had en- gaged 38,000 additional men, appeared to be a party exaggeration of Mr Blatchford's 28,000, which had been officially repudiated, the latter figure represting about the total number of employes, whilst during the last three months there had been no addition to the staff, which remained normally as it had been in 1906. Dealing with the Navy, the candidate was interrupted, and cries arose of Chuck him out," but Sir Owen asked to be permitted to deal with him verbally. Proceeding, he said that, at the present time Germany had only two Dreadnoughts, whereas we had seven, together with three more building. As to the threatened danger in the Spring of 1912-when, if we had to pay the alleged indemnity of a million ster- ling, the land taxes would have to be a great deal heavier than under the Budget—Ger- many would have thirteen Dreadnoughts to 3ur twenty. In addition, she would have twenty pre-Dreadnoughts under twenty years Jf age, as compared with our forty. Lord Charles Beresford-whose opinion he respect- ed more as an admiral than as a politician- iad not very long ago been understood to lave held the opinion that many pre-Dread- noughts were quite as good, if not better :han Dreadnoughts. The speaker did not :hink that there was an admiral worthy of :he name who was not capable of dealing pvith a German fleet upon equal terms, let ilone when he had a preponderance of sixty vessels over thirty-three. The cry of starving :he navy was an old device for preventing the Liberal party from passing great measures of reform, but the Budget provided nearly three idditional millions for the purpose, and Mr Lloyd George had declared that the sum ,vould have to be increased next year. Turn- ng to Tariff Reform, the candidate proceeded :o consider the statements made by Mr Chamberlain seven years ago in the light of -ecent experience. Mr Chamberlain had said :hat cotton would go, that wool was threat- ned, that the iron trade was going, and everybody knew what he had said about the .inplate trade. Yet between 1902 and 1909 Jur exports of cotton had increased by ;wenty-one millions, of wool by eight mil- ions, of iron by nine millions, and of tin- plates by practically two millions. But, Mr Chamberlain had said that we were export- ng more raw material and importing more nanufactured articles, and that consequent- y we were decreasing the amount of home mployment. This argument would be ab- solutely sound if it were based upon facts, 3ut it was not. Between 1902 and igog our mports of raw materials had increased by hirty-four millions, and of manufactured joods by only eight millions and, whilst )ur exports of raw material had increased by ixteen millions, those of manufactured goods lad increased by seventy millions. It was dleged that the constant exportation of gold n payment for imported goods was impover- shing the country, but, if one took any five rears during the past thirty veais, one would find that the amount of gold in the country had been increased, and that, since the intro- duction of Free Trade, no less than 170,000,000 more sovereigns had come into the country than had gone out of it. The fiscal question was, lioweyer, merely a side- issue in the present contest, the chief one being the Budget, this being the first occasion in which a fair share of the burden of taxa- tion had been imposed upon the owners of ground values. Having quoted examples to prove the justice of the proposal, included amongst which he mentioned the unearned increment accruing locally to property owners in consequence of the development of Fishguard and Goodwick, the speaker point- ed out that the proposed tax would result in land being available for public purposes at far more reasonable prices than prevailed at present, whilst the income derived therefrom would benefit the struggling ratepayer direct- ly by grants in aid, and indirectly by reduc- tion of the poor rate consequent upon the increased number of old age pensioners. The Budget also paved the way for the provision of state-aided insurance against regularly- recurring periods of unemployment, the em- ployer and the employee also contributing to the fund. Drawing to a close, he reminded his auditory that, although Fishguard might be progressive, there were the other contri- butory Boroughs to be reckoned with in that contest, and that they would have to meet the dead weight of the South County. He appealed to them not to be disheartened if that night's declarations of polls revealed the gain of many seats by the Conservatives, be- cause it was' quite possible that, for many reasons, the Metropolitan Boroughs might re- vert to the situation which had prevailed prior to the last General Election. Never- theless, London was not going to lead the country it was the Celtic Fringe which was going to do so. Whenever there was a great fight it was the Welshman, the Scotchman and the Irishman who were in it. He believ- ed that they were in for a- big battle, but he also believed that Fishguard was going to do its level best to record every vote, so as to encourage Mr Lloyd George, their great Chancellor, and Mr Asquith, in the battle which they were leading against the House of Lords. The Rev J Hughes-Parry (rector of Rud- baxton) said he found himself for the first time in his life upon a political platform, and he was there because he endorsed the opinion of Canon Hicks, of Manchester, who had uttered a protest against the pressure which was being brought to bear upon the clergy by their ecclesiastical superiors in order to induce them to work and canvass in the inter- ests of the Conservative party. The ecclesias- tical authorities were steering straight for dis- aster, and their mischievous claims could only be frustrated by Churchmen who would speak firmly on national issues He would go even farther, and say deliberately that, in that solemn crisis deep with fate, it would be a lasting disgrace to any clergyman not to stand up for the people. From the Arch- bishop of Canterbury down to the humblest clergyman, any Churchman who supported- the Peers in their disloyalty to the Crown and the Constitution, and their daring and insolent attack upon the rights of the Com- mons and of the people, would be disloyal to his Church and a traitor to his country. He dared say that he would be told that he was playing to the gallery, but to such a charge he would reply that the Church of England ,had played quite long enough to the private boxes, the stalls, and the dress circle, and that it was time that the gallery was given a turn. He ventured to hope that, in that great crisis, hundreds of clergymen throughout the country would have the manliness and moral courage to stand up against the Peerage and the Beerage to come out into the open and to fight strenuously for national righteousness and the liberty of the people. He was there that night because he was, loyal to his Church, to her highest interests, to her moral and spiritual influence in the land and he stood there to support their late member-and their -future member. He was proud to be there that night to support the Liberal candidate with all his heart, and soul and strength. Mr W J Hernan, of the Parliamentary Branch of the United Irish League, addressed a word to the Irish Party, reminding them that the House of Lords had wrecked Glad- stone's Home Rule Bill, and that the present government had done many things for the benefit of Ireland, including the passage of the Evicted Tenants Reinstatement Act, and a measure for the compulsory sale of land, and the-granting of a Naiional University, besides having tried very hard to amend the Act of Mr Wyndham. There were, he said, many Irishmen who had delicate consciences, and to those the people of Ireland were ap- pealing to vote Liberal on this occasion, con- fident that, in so doing they were supporting the best interests of their own country, and, at the same time, contributing to the freedom of the people of this country. Mr E D Jones, J.P., in moving a vote of confidence in the candidate, said Sir Owen would take care to properly represent in the House of Commons the views of his constitu- ents, which they had inherited from their j forefathers. There could be no shadow of irresolution on Wednesday, for they had all made up their minds upon the issue before them, and were determined to secure an open door and ar clear road for Liberal measures of reform. The motion was seconded by Mr Phillip Rees, of Llanychaer, in a vigorous Welsh speech, and carried with deafening cheers. A hearty vote of thanks to the Chairman was proposed by the Rev J W Maurice, seconded by Mr B G Llewhelin, and heartily endorsed. Sir Owen, having acknowledged the ex- pression of confidence extended to him, pro- posed a vote of thanks to the Chairman, which was accorded with acclamation, and a very enthusiastic and orderly meeting ter- minated with the singing of the Welsh and English National Anthems.
Disturbances at Henner. Conservative Meeting Broken Up. Scenes of great disorder characterised a meeting held by Mr Marley Samson in Henner Schools, Llanwnda, immediately preceding the one at Fishguard. Mr Edward Perkins, of Penysgwarne, presided over a crowded attendance, which accorded a very good hearing to the candidates' exposition of his views and argumeuts, and even during question time the criticism to which he was subjected was of a good-humoured (character. As further evidence of the friendly spirit which at this period of the proceedings prevaled it should be mentioned that the vote of thanks for his address which was proposed by Mr T James, of Caerlem, was seconded by Councillor W Evans, a prominent Goodwick Liberal and heartily endorsed. No sooner, however, had the candidate de- parted for Fishguard than pandemonium was let loose, shouts being raised outside the Build- ing, and stones being thrown through the win- dows, one of the missles narrowly grazing Mr Evan Anthony's head. Those present climbed on the desks, and Mr Anthony had to appeal to them to respect pub- lic property, it being with great difficulty that the school-room was ultimately cleared of the refractory section of the audience, which had assumed entire control of the proceedings. Subsequently some of the most prominent Conservative adherents were pelted, whilst others had to be accorded police protection upon their homewaid journey.
Fishguard Slaughter-house. Medical Officer's Complaint. Council's Emphatic Ultimatum At Monday's meeting of the Fishguard Urban District Council, the Medical Officer of Health (Dr. W 0 Donnell) said it was now getting on for four months since the Com- mittee of the Market House Company had agreed to carry out the minimum suggestions of the Council in respect to the slaughter- house, yet the floor had not yet been put in a proper state. One of the leading members of the company had met him the other even- ing and said, Are you satisfied, now, with the slaughter-house. Upon receiving a reply in the negative, he had said that the speaker was very arbitrary and was doing himself a lot of harm by interfering. His answer to that had been that, as Medical Officer of Health, he meant to do his duty, whether doing himself harm thereby or not (hear, hear). He thought, he added, that the Coun-: cil ought to insist upon the improvements I agreed upon being carried out; four months was quite long enough for the purpose (hear, hear). Capt Thomas: The Sanitary Committee understands that they are pushing en, and blame the contractor. The Medical Officer: Pushing on four months The Surveyor reported that the intercepting trap had been placed in position. Mr D Rees said he believed that everyone ought to support the doctor, and contended that wherever bread or meat was dealt with the place should be kept up to date. Incid- entally he mentioned that he was still await- ing a certain certificate in connection with his bakehouse. The Clerk, who is also Clerk to the Market House Company, said he held no brief for the latter body, but he thought that they blamed the contractor, who said that he was unable to do the floor because there were so many beasts being killed there. All the other ar- rangements had been made. The remark passed, of which the doctor had complained, had not, he pointed out, been made by the Committee of the Company. The Doctor concurred. Proceeding, he said that the same person had told him that Dr. Owen (the late medical officer) had written many severe letters about the slaughter-house, and had described its con- dition as disgraceful. The speaker supposed that he would have been writing still, and that he, himself, would be complaining still unless the Council backed him up. There was no use in saying a thing was to be done unless it was done. Mr D John moved that, unless the com- pany carried out all the requirements of the Medical Officer within a fortnight, further steps be taken in the matter. Mr Rees said he had the greatest pleasure in seconding, because he believed that the company was a strong one, and ought to see its way clear to secure benefit to the public health. The Chairman said he hoped they under- stood that the alternative would, of course, be for the doctor to instruct the company to close the building. The Clerk repeated that it was the con- tractor who was at fault. The Doctor remarked that there was more than one contractor in the town. The Clerk said the company could not get another slaughter-house for use whilst the work was being executed. Capt Thomas and Mr H Williams con-' tended that the work could have been done at Christmas. Messrs F George and Williams suggested that the period for the execution of the work be extended to a month. The Surveyor asserted that seven days was quite sufficient; the company had already had four months. Ultimately it was decided to split the difference and to order the company to com- plete the work within three weeks, failing which the building would be closed.
■ Fishgoard Tradesman's Misfortunes At the Pembroke Dock Bankruptcy Court on Friday, before the Duputy Registrar (Mr WHOM Bryant). William Thomas Birkin, bootmaker, Main-street, Fishguard, appeared for his public examination. Debtor was represented by Mr W J Vaughan, solicitor, Fishguard. His statement of affairs showed gross liabilities amounting to £ 99 17s, and expected to rank at £ "93 us 6d. There were eighteen unsecured creditors for £ 92 17s 6d, and one partly secured creditor for £5 155 6d the value of the security being estimated at £ 5 is 6d. His assets were estimated to pro- duce £ 34 12s 4d, and after deducting prefer- encial charges, there was a deficiency of £ 60 3s 2d. Debtor described his failure to the following causes Illness of and deaths in family want of capital." In reply to the Official Receiver, debtor stated that he had been married seven years and had a family of three. He kept on the business until the petition was filed, but stopped dealing with the firms last August when he returned to the steamer as a fireman. He received 305 per week wages, but about three weeks ago his health failed him and he had to be put on a lighter job. The Official Receiver When did you first find you were in this position ?-I was doing my best working on boats and trying to pay off these bills, but when I was pressed by this one man I had to file my petition. Did Mr Vaughan make any offer of any particular composition to these creditors ?— No, sir. Before I was able to make an offer one of the firms issued an execution against me and put the baliffs in. And because of that the composition fell through ?—Yes. You attribute your failure to the fact that you had a great deal of illness, and several deaths in your family ?—Yes, sir. Further questioned, debtor said that the doctor's fees amounted to £5 5s, and the two funerals cost, one £2 and the other zC4, whilst altogether sickness and deaths had cost him £ i7s 9s. He had been sued in the county court by several firms. The Official Receiver Why did you go into this retail business ? Why didn't you go in for boot-repairing ?—Commercials were calling upon me and told me they had good lines which would sell in a short time, and I thought I might do myself a good turn by selling them. You were persuaded by commercial travell- ers ?—Talked into it, sir. I see you state that from your pension, the profits from your business and your wages, you have only earned £44 4s 8d, ,and you have been living at the rate of £ yS per year? That is because of the time the little boy was dying when I had a big expense, That is in the item of C17 9s. Had you, any idea that you were living during the past twelve months at the rate of £ 30 per year more than your income ?-No, sir. The examination was closed.
Oddfellows Meeting at Newport The annual meeting of the Carningli (Newport) District of Oddfellows was held at the Oddfellows Hall, Newport, on Wednes- day, the 5th instant. The Provincial Corresponding Secretary's account showed a balance of £ 6 4s Iold in favour of the district. The total number of members in the differ- ent lodges were returned as follows :—Good, 916 Bad, 5 Total, 921. There were documents and receipts for five funerals from Glantivy, the total advanced by Lodge being £40. The P.C.S. reported that Gwain and Kemes Lodges had complied with the re- commendations of the Actuaries, and that the amendments had been registered and printed. He and Brother Vaughan Davies had been up to Manchester by request of the G.M. and Board of Directors re Gwain Lodge. The Directors had promised to recommend to the next A.M.C. to take over again the funer- al liabilities of 66 members and their first wives, if the District appointed book examin- ers under General Rule 41, and keep a separate District funeral account. He further mentioned that brethren could now qualify by examination as lodge and district auditors Brother J R Davies, P.P.G.M., had written him giving notice of his resignation on the date of the next District meeting. They would have also to appoint a District Trea- surer owing to the lamented death of the late Brother M L Jones, National Provincial Bank, Concluding he referred to the cen- tenary of the order,which is to take place this year. It was resolved that Brother J Henry James D.G.M., be appointed Grand Master for the ensuing twelve months, and Brother Thomas Lewis, of Cleddy Lodge, as D.G.M, for the same period, Brother 0 Beynon Evans to con- tinue in office of P.C.S. Brother Vaughan Davies brought forward the case of two distressed brethren and it was resolved that £ 1 each be granted them from the District Management Fund. The following nominations were made for the next A.M.C. :-Brother 0 Beynon Evans for the Investigation Committee Brother Henry Evans, P.P.G.M., for the Estimates Committee and Brother Vaughan Davies for portrait in the magazine. It was resolved that Brother S G Adams, Glantivy Lodge, and Brother Benjamin Williams, Kemes, be appointed. book mana- gers, and that £1 is each be granted them as remuneration. It was resolved that application be made to the Unity to take over the funeral liabilities of 66 members of Gwain Lodge, and their wives, to the extent of Cio per member and 5 per first wife. Brother David Lloyd was appointed treasurer of the District. It was resolved that the matter of the Centenary be left to the respective lodges that a levy of sixpence per member be made for management and unity purposes that the next District meeting be held at the Odd- fellows Hall, Cardigan, on Saturday, July 9th, iyio. At the conclusion of the meeting the brethren dined together at the Llwyngwair Arms, after which a cordial vote of thanks was passed to Mrs Thomas, the hostess, for the good spread provided.
NEVERN. Obituary. — The funeral of Mr Eynon Havard, Crugiau, whose death was briefly reported in our last week's issue, took place at Peuuel Cemaes. The deceased, who had passed away after a very short but severe illness, was among the most well-known and best respected of the agriculturitts of North Pembrokeshire. His kind, genial, good nature, and his generous, large-heartedness, had won for him the affection of a large circle of friends. He was ever the friend of the poor and needy, and all his actions were characterised by sterling uprightness. He never sought public offices, but for many years he was an useful member of the Llan- tood School Board. The funeral was very large and representative of all classes of the community. At the house the Rev. S G Bowen, Penuel, officiated, and at the grave- side he also delivered an elequent address. The Rev. J Price, Verwig, terminated the proceedings with a fervent prayer. The coffin was of polished oak, and the under- taker was Mr W Thomas, Glyncoch.
JORDANSTCN. Certain matters affecting the history of a local charity are unavoidably held over until our next issue.
NEWPORT, PEM. Illness.—The many friends of Miss A E James, of the Temple of Fashions, will, we feel sure, be pleased to learn that she has re- covered from her recent illness and is now able to resume her duties at the shop. Portrait.—An enlarged portrait of the late Mayor (Capt D Jones) wearing the robes and ensignia of office is on exhibition in Fishguard Lecture.—Appended is a continuation of the report of Capt. Mathias' lecture, Events and episodes in the histoiy of emi- nont and gallant men of Wales, principally during the middle ages," which appeared in our last issue.—"David Lloyd ap Llewellyn," or The wisdom of a woman."—The Earl of Richmond, in his march from Milford, lodged one night with David Llwyd ap Llewellyn, Lord of Mathavarn—an illustrious poet, herald, and reputed prophet, much venerated in that part of the country—whom he had known intimately in his childhood. The Earl—whether in real anxiety for the issue of the hazardous enterprise (the battle of Bos- worth), or in the spirit of gaiety with his host, is uncertain—requested his private opin- ion as to whether or not he would be success- ful. Alarmed for his credit, the seer cautious- ly replied that a question of such importance could not be immediately answered, and that he would give his reply in the morning. His bold wife was near. Why, tell him," cried Gweny, with confident swell, "The dragon shall flourish and all will be well, His head shall be circled in Britain's bright crown, And his name in fame's annals arrayed with renown. If verified, thou shalt be first famed of Wales, And he never to reproach thee, can, if he fails." He said, and it happened grim, crooked Richard fell, David leaped with delight at Richard's funeral knell, And Gweny, like lightning, ran over vale and hill, To trumpet her husband's prophetical skill Declaring in secret how much was her own, That she and her mate gave the young Earl the throne. And bright shined the day, when the Briton succeeds, And bountious to David were King Henry's deeds, A lordship, and castle, with brave, wide do- main Was blessed David Lloyd ap Llewellyn's fair gain A sword at his side, and a star on his breast, While The wisdom of woman' 'twas motted his crest." One of the standards of the Earl of Rich- mond was green, with three dragons.—Con- siderations of space preclude us from repro- ducing other poems which accompanied each of the characters in last week's report. Sessions.—The monthly petty sessions of the Kemes division were held in the local Court House on Tuesday. In consequence of the elections the report of the proceedings thereat is unavoidably held over. Entertainment.—The fortnightly juvenile entertainment under the, auspices of the C.E.T.S. was given at the accustomed venue on Thursday evening, when the Rector (Rev D G Phillips) presided over a large and ap- preciative attendance. Mishap.Whilst proceeding between Crvm- mych and Newport a few days ago, one of the horses drawing the mail stumbled and injured itself to such an extent that a sub- stituts had to be requisitioned, some delay being occasioned in consequence. Obituary.—We regret to have to record the death, at the age of 51 years, of Mrs Mary Ann Hughes, wife of Mr Benjamin Hughes, of Vachongla-ganol, which occurred on Sat- urday morning. The deceased lady, who was well known and highly esteemed in the locality leaves thirteen children to mourn her loss. The interment took place on Wed- nesday. St Mary's Sunday School. On Sunday afternoon, prizes for regular attendance were distributed to the pupils attending the Sun- day-school attached to the parish church, no less than 33 of whom had put in the full 52 appearances, whilst Miss Daisy Tucker com- pleted her seventh year in which she, has never once been absent. Appended is a list of the prize winners :-52 Sundays Willie James, book Lois Marsden, English hymn book; Bessie Daniel, and Doris Daniel, prayer books Daisy Tucker (who had not lost one Sunday for seven years), prayer book Johnny Nicholas, and Lila Tucker; Welsh hymn books Geo. Griffiths, Willie Nicholas, George Thomas, Redvers Davies, Vera Evans, May Nicholas, Frederick Richards, and George Isaac, Bibles; Mrs Evans, prayer book Gwylim Tucker, and Miss Lidsay, books Miss Maggie Lewis, English hymn wok Irene Evans, Welsh hymn book Hannah M Isaac, English hymn book and John Daniel, Welsh hymn book.-51 Sundays Clifford Varney, Miss E Lewis, John Lewis, Lila Richards, Eloda Mars- den, and David R Stephens, books; James S Morgan, prayer book Capt W Williams, book. -50 Sundays Clara F Williams, Nellie Ead- ward, Evelyn Williams, George Davies, Annie Morgan, Mr W Jenkins, BertielMarsden, Florence Hogan.-48 Sundays, Ward Richards, and Nesta Williams, books. Parish Church.-For some time it has been apparent that the weight of the rooof was gradu- ally forcing out of position the east end of the porch uf St Mary's Church. This has now been effectively and effectually remedied by Mr Willie Lewis, who has erected a buttress which, while strengthening the fabric, corresponds very neatlv with the older work. Bethlehem.—The pulpit at this place of worship was on Sunday occupied by Mr William Brown of Scleddy. Political.—Polling for the vacant seat in the Parliamentary representation of the Connty will take place in the Council Schools on Friday between the hours of eight in the morning and eight in the evening-Aldermen G B Bowen, J.P, and Mr J B Bowen, J.P., of Llwyngwair, were on the platform at Friday night's disorderly Con- servative meeting at Fishguard-A very success- ful meeting in support of tha candidature of Mr W F Roch, was held in the Council Schools, on Tuesday night. This Thursday evening a simi- lar gathering in the Conservative interests will be held at the same venue.
MAENCLOCHOG. Fairs.—The London Gazette contains a notice that the fairs at Maenclochog, in the county of Pembroke, shall in future be held on the Tuesday following' the third Monday in the months of March, April, May, July, August, October, November and December respectively, and on the Tuesday and Wed- nesday following the Monday in the month of September.
Pembroke Boroughs Result: The result was received at our offices at 1.20 a.m., which a huge ciowd anxiously awaited. The figures were received with immense enthusiasm by the Liberals. The following were the figures Sir Owen Philipps (L) 3,582 Sir George Armstrong (C) 2,877 Liberal majority 7°5 Sir Owen Phillips attributed his victory to the popularity of the Land Taxes and the Budget, and to the feeling that the Dockyard would not suffer under a Liberal Government Sir George Armstrong ascribed his defeat to the persistent manner in which the Liberals had declared that Lord Cawdor's letter in December, 1905, foreshadowed a bad time for the Dockyard, and that it was the inten- tion to close the Yard eventually. These statements were absolutely without founda- tion, but his experience was that once a false rumour of this kind was allowed to gain ground in a Dockyard constituency it was impossible to overtake it. Great scenes of enthusiasm on the part of tha Liberals were witnessed after the declara- tion, and Sir Owen Philipps was the recipient of a magnificent ovation. The cheering was again and again renewed, and the victor was carried on the shoulders of his supporters to the Liberal Club.
DINAS CROSS. Political.Polling for the vacant seat in the parliamentary representation of the county will take place at the Fishguard Conncil School on Friday.—The Rev J W Maurice was one of the speakers at the great Liberal demonstration in Fishguard on Saturdayevening.-A well-attended and en- thusiastic meeting in support of tne candida- ture of Mr W F Roch was held in the Coun- cil School on Monday evening, under the presidency of the Rev George Morgan, Ty- hen, when rousing speeches were delivered by the Rev J W Maurice, aud Messrs P Rees, Glaodwr; D Gwion Thomas and B G Lle- whelin, Fishguard, and Arthur Davies, Good- wick. Tabor.—At a meeting of this church on Sunday evening, it was unanimously decided to procure an organ, the arrangements for raising the requisite funds being left in the hands of Mrs James, of Glanteg Mrs George, Angorfa Mrs George, Ciiwenen Mrs Davies, Garn; Mrs Griffiths, Capel; and Mrs Thomas, Castle Green, together with Capt. James, J.P. and Messrs D Thomas, D Harries, Llewellyn Vaughan, T D Maurice, and D Thomas, F.T.S.C. I At Home.—Capt Davies, of Tower Hill, j has arrived home, as has also Capt Williams, of Garden Terrace, the latter coming from Barry Dock on Tuesday. Convalascents.—New was received a short time ago that Capt John, of Glandwr, had been laid up in hospital at Panama, stricken with malaria we are pleased to be able to record that he is now out and about once more, and rapidly recovering his wonted health and strength.—We are also gratified to be able to record the fact that Mr W Phillips, of Yetybontbren, who has been very seriously ill in hospital at Leith, is now pro- gresseng favourably towards recovery. C horal.—A successful voice-training class has been organised by Mr D Thomas, F.T.S.C Literary.—The Rector (Rev. W Glynfab Williams) has kindly presented a number of volumes to the school library.
IN MEMORIAM. In loving memory of a dear wife and mother, Dinah Johns, Trellys, St Nicholas, who passed away Jan 19th, 1907. Earth holds one gentle soul the less And heaven one angel more. Husband and Children
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Foresters' Meeting at Fish- guard. The thirty-first half-yearly meeting of the Newport (Pem.) United District of A.O.F. was neld at the Swan Clubroom, Fishguard, on* Wednesday last. The following officers were present:—Bro. Joshua Miles, D.C.R., Newport; Bro. D G Thomas, S.D.C.R., Fish- guard and Bro. D W Lewis, D.S., Fishguard. —The delegates present were Bros. David Morgan, Rhys Morgan, and David Rees, Fishguard; J D Phillips and D Jones, Let- terston and W R Lewis, Solva. The following resolutions of importance were passed :— That the time of office of the D.C.R. and S.D.C.R. be extended from October next to the annual meeting in January next, and that in future all appointments-whether of offi- cers or committee-to be as from one annual meeting to the other in each year, excepting where the General Laws state to the con- trary. That the Management Committee consist of Bro. Tom Jenkins, Bro. Enoch Davies, Bro. Joseph Watts, Bro. W R Lewis, and the District Officers. That the following eight members be ap- pointed to form the District Arbitration Committee:—Bro. Thomas Lewis, Newport; Bro. James Thomas, Newport; Bro. D Rees, Fishguard; Bro. Rhys Morgan, Fishguard; Bro. W Lawrence, Letterston; Bro. Peter Williams, Letterston; Bro. W R Lewis, Solva; Bro. B J Lewis, Solva. That the following three members com- prise the Final Arbitration Committee:— Bros. 0 R James, Fishguard; T Richards, Letterston; and W R Lewis, Solva. That Bros. James John and T Richards- both of Letterston-be appointed auditors to audit the 1909 accounts. That a grant from the subsidiary fund of £ 2 be given to Mr Essex Davies, Liverpool, a member of Court Gomer." That the District Secretary write to Mr Griffith Thomas thanking him for the use of his field for the recent procession. At the close of the business, the company sat down to a capital dinner, provided by Mrs Evans, and excellently served out by the Misses Evans.—A short toast-list was gone through, and the proceedings closed with hearty thanks to host and hostess.
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